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Unformatted text preview: Session-11 Bioethics Overview: This, our last lecture, is about Bioethics. Health care ethics, bioethics, and medical law are intertwined out of necessity. When ethical principles are violated, a civil lawsuit often follows. Ethics, involves the examination of human character and conduct, the distinction between right and wrong, and a person's moral duty and obligations to the community. Ethics involves more than just common sense, which is an approach for making decisions that most people in society use. Ethics requires a critical-thinking approach that examines important considerations such as fairness for all, impact of the decision on society, and future implications. The dignity of the individual, must always be of paramount concern when discussing ethics and bioethics. Bioethics concerns ethical issues discussed in the context of advanced medical technology. Bioethics requires the health care professional to ask whether a practice such as gene therapy or harvesting embryo organs can be morally justified. In addition, physicians must ask themselves if these practices are compatible with the character traits of a good physician....
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course BUL 4602 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at W. Florida.
- Spring '11